Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist.
"More's unobtainable vision of the ideal society"
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Life-changing wisdom never goes out of style! These eight classic works have truly stood the test of time, selling tens of millions of copies and remaining in constant demand. Now The Secrets of Success, a one-of-a-kind anthology of achievement, reveals why they are every bit as inspiring as they were a century ago.
Some of the most famous children's tales to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Listen to writings by Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, George Soros, and other leading figures of finance. In their own words, these legends of Wall Street share their best investment ideas and advice. The Book of Investing Wisdom offers unique insights into how these professionals and others achieved financial success through intelligent investing.
Thomas More's Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written. Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII's break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state, and women's rights, More's book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Marx, Engels, and Smith.
This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"Great old shows!"
Now, for the first time in audio, Blackstone presents seven great plays in one volume: Euripides' Medea, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, Dumas' Camille, Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Shaw's Arms and the Man, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. These productions illustrate the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater.
"Badly Done Plays"
China has been a wellspring of storytelling for over 2,000 years. Sadly, this fantastic literature is little known in the west outside the halls of academia, though a handful of recent 20th century authors have attained a respectable following. The stories in this volume date from the sixth century A.D. to the early part of the 20th century, and will give the listener a good feel for the subject. Astonishingly, the Chinese enjoyed from the earliest times many of the genres we take for granted today.
"Another great story collection"
This collection of radio dramatizations from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock features many of the classic films' original stars.
Sir Thomas More's Utopia has spurred debate, reflection, and critical thinking since its original publication in the 16th century. More's fictional island of Utopia provides an exploration of issues that shook him and his contemporaries and that continue to be problematic in the modern day.
"Good re-enacment of a Classic!"
Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.
Chinese literature offers the most satisfying glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful civilization of China of any of the means at our disposal. But we discover in its pages the same human conditions which color our own cultures today. Love, revenge, betrayal, honor...they all bring our humanity into sharper focus, cutting through the confusion of nationality and time to draw us closer together with a celebration of our own similarities.
"Bittersweet, evocative tales"
With more than 80 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking visions of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson.
"a nice collection with a flawed presentation"
The Socialist Scholars Conference, held every spring in New York City for the last 23 years, is the largest event of the U.S. Left. Every year thousands of radical activists, socialists, feminists, anarchists, union organizers, black liberation advocates, alternative journalists, and democratic scholars gather for a weekend of spirited debate and dialogue. This is the best
on-going conference in America.
This collection features some of the greatest fictional detectives ever, including: Sherlock Holmes, Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, Father Brown, Morris Klaw, and Inspector Morse amongst others. Reader Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson to Jeremy Brett's Holmes in the early 1990s, makes an ideal reader for the genre.
The Socialist Scholars Conference, held every spring in New York City for the last 23 years, is the largest event of the U.S. Left. Every year thousands of radical activists, socialists, feminists, anarchists, union organizers, black liberation advocates, alternative journalists, and democratic scholars gather for a weekend of spirited debate and dialogue. This is the beston-going conference in America.
The Cluetrain Manifesto is all the buzz. This iconoclastic look at business in the Internet age has a special eye for debunking old views of customers and service. Download and listen now - an audible.com audio exclusive.Plus, check out the rants of Cluetrain co-author Christopher Locke, a.k.a. RageBoy.
"Keep up or perish"
Selected by Keith Winston, these are beautiful narrations of the best verse of the Celtic poets. Included are works by a Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats.
"Celtic Poets (Unabridged)"
What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did.
"For history buffs"